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On the Wiener-Hopf solution of water-wave interaction with a submerged elastic or poroelastic plate.

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Abstract

A solution to the problem of water-wave scattering by a semi-infinite submerged thin elastic plate, which is either porous or non-porous, is presented using the Wiener-Hopf technique. The derivation of the Wiener-Hopf equation is rather different from that which is used traditionally in water-waves problems, and it leads to the required equations directly. It is also shown how the solution can be computed straightforwardly using Cauchy-type integrals, which avoids the need to find the roots of the highly non-trivial dispersion equations. We illustrate the method with some numerical computations, focusing on the evolution of an incident wave pulse which illustrates the existence of two transmitted waves in the submerged plate system. The effect of the porosity is studied, and it is shown to influence the shorter-wavelength pulse much more strongly than the longer-wavelength pulse.

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Keywords

Wiener–Hopf method, flexural waves, hydroelasticity, poroelasticity, submerged plate, wave–structure interaction

Journal Title

Proc Math Phys Eng Sci

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Journal ISSN

1364-5021
1471-2946

Volume Title

476

Publisher

The Royal Society

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/R014604/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/K032208/1)